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Old 02-09-2014, 07:58 PM   #1
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Lactose free heavy cream/half-and-half?

Just wondering if anyone has ever seen a lactose free heavy cream or half and half. I know there is lactose free whole milk and cheese (such as it is) but I would really like to find a half and half or cream.

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Old 02-09-2014, 08:21 PM   #2
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Also, does anyone know if coconut milk has a coconut flavor?
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:26 PM   #3
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A very mild coconut flavor. I made Tom Kha soup using coconut milk last night, there was little discernable coconut flavor. I actually wanted more.
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A very mild coconut flavor. I made Tom Kha soup using coconut milk last night, there was little discernable coconut flavor. I actually wanted more.
Thanks, I won't bother with that. Still need to know about other lactose free products.
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Thanks, I won't bother with that. Still need to know about other lactose free products.
Do you want a coconut flavor?

Lactase advertises that it's lactose free. They even have a spokescow! Seriously, I've seen some commercials with a talking cow, discussing lactose-free milk. Can't remember the brand, though I think it's Lactase.
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Do you want a coconut flavor?

Lactase advertises that it's lactose free. They even have a spokescow! Seriously, I've seen some commercials with a talking cow, discussing lactose-free milk. Can't remember the brand, though I think it's Lactase.
Lactase is the enzyme that breaks down lactose. You can buy it and add it to dairy products, so that lactose intolerant people can enjoy them without unpleasant repercussions.

You could buy some lactase and add it to the cream. It probably has to sit for a while before the lactose is split.
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A very mild coconut flavor. I made Tom Kha soup using coconut milk last night, there was little discernable coconut flavor. I actually wanted more.

Add more. I get a good flavor of coconut in tom kha soup. I don't expect it to be piña colada strong.
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Andy...I don't want the coconut flavor. I'm trying to find a sub for heavy cream or half and half and don't want the coconut to interfer with other flavors. But thank you for your kind input.
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Tax lady adding the lactase is sn interesting idea. If I am using it I have to take it with the first bite of dairy. That means that I can't really taste things as I cook. What I am looking for is a way to get the richness of the higher milk fat products without the unfortunate consequences. And if I could have real whipped cream again that would be a plus. I guess I could use the oil based spray can stuff but it's not the same. I may try your idea about adding lactase to the product some day when I know I'm not going to have to leave the house.
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Andy...I don't want the coconut flavor. I'm trying to find a sub for heavy cream or half and half and don't want the coconut to interfer with other flavors. But thank you for your kind input.

Sorry I can't really help with your problem. I was replying to taxlady's soup comment.
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